Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Quick post FULL of pictures!!

Marissa helping Ian get ahold of his Jack-o-lantern!

Ian heading out the door! He looks pretty excited, though he has no idea what to do.

I just thought he looked adorable in this one. We're waiting on D and M to come outside.

This was D-Money's costume.

This was Ian's reaction to it. So, Dylan kindly took it off until it was dark outside.

 Ian's first house! Like his reaction? I love how he is starring at his bucket. This is when he got pretty excited.

M helping Ian walk.

Ian looking back to make sure we're watching him.

The only picture that I could get of all three of them. Ian wouldn't sit still. He was ready to go.

Stephen pushing the stroller of alcohol.

I wanted a picture of Ian. He wanted his Papa.

Investigation, then eating some!

Stephen put glow sticks all over our stroller so that we wouldn't lose him.

That's it for now folks! It was a fun Halloween and now daddy and Yoda are fast asleep! :)

Blog out.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

29 Weeks

Yup, today is 29 weeks. How exciting! Today, she's the size of a butternut squash, about 15 inches from feet to head and 2 1/2 pounds-ish.

Things are going very well lately. My back has been MUCH better thanks to my grandma. My pelvis still hurts, but we're working on that. It has actually started popping when I walk and yes, it's painful. But overall, things have been much better! Thanks Mila.

It's difficult to bend over and get things. It's to that point where I can't breathe while I tie my shoes. And, at work, when we see one of my coworkers, Mila always kicks my bladder so I have to bend over in pain. This coworker now always thinks I'm going to pop a baby out.

Blog out!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

28 Weeks

I was going to post my adventure at the doctor's office during my 3 hours glucose test. But, I'll wait until I get the results to share that with you.

However, today I do have something new to share! A picture. :)

That's me at 28 weeks! Mila at 28 weeks is the size of a chinese cabbage. How big is that? It's about 2 1/4 pounds, weight wise. Mila is about 15 inches long from head to heel. That's big. She fills up a lot of space (as you can see). We are almost down to the single digit in weeks remaining. That's frightening.

Blog out!

(Happy Franny?)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mommy Goggles

Over the weekend, we went to the park. We haven't decided which park to throw Ian's party out, so we drove by a few and stopped at one to play at for a while. Needless to say, we had a great time.

Don't you just love that smile and that hair?! He was running and coming down that thing super fast. Stephen sat up at the top and I was on the bottom.

Yes, that is an awesome shirt that grandma bought for him. We pretty much love it. Not to say that the whole thing went smoothly, but something hilarious did happen...

I didn't see what happened at the top, but according to Stephen he was going down normally and his foot got caught and he just tumbled down the slide. I was terrified, but I was already taking these pictures. And now that I have them, I can't stop laughing. Please note, I jumped to his rescue, I was just looking through the lens when this happened.

Ian was not too excited to leave and started to throw a fit, but I think it's safe to say that he got over it.

Then, we ate lunch (where Ian at a chicken strip, yes you read that correctly) and then laid down for a nap. Grandma's birthday party was soon to follow.

Mila? She's doing good too, as far as I can tell. Tell you more after the doctor's appointment today.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


What's up blog readers? Today, I am 27 weeks pregnant. Today, Mila is the size of a head of cauliflower and is weighing at around 2 pounds. I'm excited to see how big she is when she's born, so we can see how close she is to the 'averages' in the whole pregnancy thing.

She is still making me a little bit uncomfortable, but she is either taking it easy lately, or I'm getting used to it. Don't get me wrong, I still have a hard time getting up, but it's not so bad... This coming week, I'll be getting the glucose test. Let's hope that goes well because you never know. Pregnancy symptoms are very similar to the gestational diabetes symptoms. I had to take the 3 hour test with Ian, which I passed. But, I'm still nervous about it.

Alas, I must get back to making Ian's birthday card. I just need to figure out where we will have his party, then, it'll be done. We're e-mailing out the invitation this year. 1) It's much friendlier for the environment 2) it's a little late to order nice ones 3) money saver! But, they're super cute, I promise.

Blog out.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Motherhood Cocktails

I know you were expecting an ACL update today, however, I thought I'd have pictures from my mom's camera and I was wrong. I've been incredibly busy lately and that's an understatement. For example, yesterday, I had a few extra hours. So, what did I do? I went to the grocery store and made two casseroles. I then told Stephen that I'm refusing to cook for the rest of the week, so that's what we'll survive on. One is a double casserole too, so hopefully they'll last a while.

I've just been so tired lately. I'm sure that allergy medicine isn't helping me with that, but to avoid having boogers and sneezing (gagging) and coughing (gagging) all over the children at work, I man up and take some medicine. Speaking of medicine, I just took my breakfast cocktail which consists of a prenatal with dha, vitamin c, and allergy medicine. Wonderous. Soon, I'll need one of those weekly things to keep all of my medicine. I never took any medicine when I was pregnant with Ian, so I feel a little guilty. Given, I didn't have allergies when I was pregnant with Ian either, so I guess I can't win everything.

Well people, it's time to get ready for my day. Hopefully you'll see my baby at his third ACL soon.

Blog out.


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

First Day of Preschool

Earlier this week, Ian had his first day of preschool, but before I tell you about that, I need to tell you a fun fact about this pregnancy. I gag every. single. time. that I cough, sneeze, or yawn. My allergies have been horrendous lately (I refer to them as pregnancy allergies because I don't have them otherwise) so as you can imagine, I've been gagging nonstop lately.

Onto Ian's first day of school! I was a nervous wreck taking him to school, but I knew that he'd enjoy it... or so I'd hoped. After I put his stuff away and talked to his teacher, I asked him for a kiss, he turns from his toy, kisses me, then keeps playing whilst ignoring me. So, I left. No tears or anything. I was assured by the assistant director that I could call to check on him anytime I want... so I did. The report was really good and she immediately said "he played really hard outside." Then, she went to his class to check on him. He was doing awesome and I was relieved. It took everything in my body not to call 100 times that day, but I did restrain people. I did.

My mom picked Ian up from school and gave me a full report. But before said report, I got this picture:

Um.. seriously!? I had just told these teachers that my son does not sleep. Then, he does this. Isn't he so cute though? I love it. The teachers sent me home a packet and they also send home a daily note that tells me what they did that day, if he had a good, bad, or sad day and comments on it. It tells me how much he ate, his naps times, his diapers, and special notes. Amazing, right? I feel like this is perfect for me, the first time mom.

They said that he counted to 10, which I find very interesting because he only knows 8 and 9 when talking to me. He calls all of the other numbers "numbers." He also made his very first artwork, which is a crown with colored dots on it. I LOVE IT!!

I'm very relieved that his first day went so well. Hopefully, the next will be the same, but I'm still nervous about it! Speaking of which, prince charming just woke up. Goodbye Blog Readers!

Blog out.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Mommy Goggles

Ian got his cast off on Thursday. He didn't walk that much until night time. But, he walked a lot on Friday and all weekend long. He sort of walks with a limp or takes smaller steps, but he's doing awesome! When he crawls, it's like he still has a cast on his leg and it's hysterical. Not to mention, he's already getting his baby belly back! I was getting nervous because he was losing so much weight  and was getting very skinny looking. Somehow, now that he can walk, he's chunking out again. I don't understand this, but whatever works.

He had a blast at ACL. I'm saving the ACL post for another day though. He behaved really well and had a great time. It was his third ACL, I think he's getting used to it. Let me just say this, my allergies are horrendous now... Ian's are too. We came home last night and Ian fell asleep while I was rinsing him off in the shower to get all of the 'outdoors' off of him. Thank you outdoors, but it was so worth it!

Mila is doing awesome, I'm assuming, as well too. She is about 14 inches long and 1 3/4 pounds. Ridiculous. She's huge. She's been giving me braxton hicks contractions at least once a day. If I try and walk or move, my pelvis hurts, but I find that sometimes it goes away if I walk a whole lot... but around that time, the BH contractions start. So... not too sure what to do there.

Other than that, recent cravings are toast and still pita and hummus. Well, over the weekend it was chocolate too. DELICIOUS!

Blog out.


Friday, October 8, 2010


Well, it's 2:30, I've been up since 1:30, as I have been all week. All of the days, with today as the exception, was because of nausea. Nausea that has decided to grace me with its presence in the third trimester. Tonight, it's because the babe has allergies. He was coughing up a storm. I mean, really bad. I think he was two coughs away from wheezing. Stupid allergies. He's had medicine, baby rub, the humidifier, and the ease of sleeping on my chest to elevate him. He's now sleeping next to me, finally. And, he hasn't coughed in 20 minutes.

This gives me a dilemma. I took off work tomorrow so that we could go to ACL. However, something is telling me that being outdoors on grass, in Austin, isn't very helpful to allergies. These are times when I wish Aunt Franny or Granny Janny were in town. But alas, I'll probably be staying with Ian. We'll probably attempt it regardless to see how he handles it.

But for now, my benadryl has worn off, so I'll be watching some TV in hopes that I can fall back asleep. Sorry for the lack of posts friends.

Blog out.


Monday, October 4, 2010

Mommy Goggles

Good morning! Currently, waffles are being made, so I need to make this quick. Also, sometime today, there may be a new niece being born!! I have baby fever so bad!


Favorite Song: Danny Malone - Baby Blue. He sings it all the time and recognizes it from the start of the guitar. My parents have it, not me. But, I need to get it. I played it on YouTube last night and he loved it. He'll sing parts of the song before they are sung, so he must know it pretty well.

His cast will come off this week hopefully. Good thing, but he's trying to run in it now... yes, it looks as ridiculous as you think.

He will repeat anything you say. And I mean anything. This was learned several times, the hard way.


Besides giving me braxton hicks contractions, heartburn, and nausea... good. Sometimes I don't even notice when I'm having the bh contractions, then I'll notice that my stomach is super hard and what not, so I'll sit down and relax. Other times, they actually hurt a little bit at the same time. Nothing bad, just annoying.

I found the glider that I want for her room that'll go in the living room later. I cannot decide on the color. Which I really need to do because it takes like 6 weeks to come in. Sigh.

That's all today folks. Maybe more later this week, we are having a busy week!

Blog out.


Saturday, October 2, 2010

3rd Trimester

25 weeks.
Today kicks off the beginning of the third trimester. There is some argument as to whether the third trimester starts anywhere between 25 to 28 weeks pregnant. I'm going with now, but I have a few reasons.

  • I have to carry Tums with me again. Heartburn is rampant again people. I got this amazing break during the second trimester, but it is back.
  • About half the time, I need help rolling over because my pelvis hurts so bad.
  • I know that I'm short, but if I sit down, the baby can be in my pelvis and kick my ribs at the same time. I found this out at lunch yesterday when we were saying prayer, I had to immediately jump up in the middle of it because I couldn't handle it. Note to self: no more sitting unless slightly leaned back.
  • I waddle.
  • Baby fever is becoming rampant.
  • My glucose test is coming up.
Let's move onto how Mila is doing. She's 25 weeks and weighs as much as an average rutabaga, about 1.5 pounds. She's going to start filling out more now and be chunky! And she's 13.5 inches long. That's about as long as a recorder, I know Amy knows what that is. It's times like these that I wish I had my midwife. She was able to tell me how big Ian was just by feeling my belly. About 100 times more accurate than the ultrasound. I miss my midwives.

How is Ian coping?
He is now to the point where I can say "Where's your sister?" and he'll point to my belly or give her a kiss. I was impressed, I don't think I've used that word very often, maybe the big brother book does. He still calls her eeela. It's super cute. I'm really hoping his transition into big brother hood goes as smoothly as possible.

I'll try and get Stephen to take a picture this weekend. We'll be a little busy though.

Blog out.